History Film / TheBirdcage

3rd Sep '17 3:34:14 PM oldmanyoshi
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* DifferentForGirls: Partly subverted; Albert can't pass for a straight man to save his life, but makes a much more convincing housewife using his extensive experience in drag.

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* DifferentForGirls: Partly subverted; Inverted; Albert can't pass for a straight man to save his life, but makes a much more convincing housewife using his extensive experience in drag.
26th Jul '17 7:09:20 PM ThallianGold
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* StealthPun: Robin Williams is playing the [[StraightGay straight man]] against Nathan Lane's comic persona.
8th Apr '17 8:07:52 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* FictionalPoliticalParty: The "Coalition for Moral Order" Party which, unsurprisingly, [[ConflictBall is a radical conservative party]] [[StrawmanPolitical primarily focused on traditional families]].

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* FictionalPoliticalParty: The "Coalition for Moral Order" Party which, unsurprisingly, [[ConflictBall is a radical conservative party]] [[StrawmanPolitical [[StrawCharacter primarily focused on traditional families]].



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Spoken by the [[Creator/RobinWilliams man who coined the phrase]], no less. {{Lampshaded}} when Albert [[OhCrap suddenly realizes what he's just said]] and excuses himself.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Spoken by the [[Creator/RobinWilliams man who coined the phrase]], no less. {{Lampshaded}} [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when Albert [[OhCrap suddenly realizes what he's just said]] and excuses himself.
10th Mar '17 5:02:10 AM lexii
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-->'''Drag!Albert''': That's ridiculous! The doctors are only doing their jobs. Better to kill the mothers. That will stop them.

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-->'''Drag!Albert''': That's ridiculous! The doctors are only doing their jobs. Better to kill Kill the mothers. That will mothers, that'll stop them.
1st Mar '17 1:00:11 PM NWolfman
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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Subverted. Val isn't embarrassed by either of his fathers, and even brags that he's the only person in his fraternity who "doesn't come from a broken home," but is wary that his girlfriend's [[HeteronormativeCrusader hyper-conservative parents]] won't approve of their daughter [[DatingWhatDaddyHates marrying the son of a gay couple]]. The only reason he tries to "hide" Albert is because any attempt for him to pass as straight would [[NoSell be in vain]].

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Subverted. Val isn't embarrassed by either of his fathers, and even brags that he's the only person in his fraternity who "doesn't come from a broken home," but is wary that his girlfriend's [[HeteronormativeCrusader hyper-conservative parents]] won't approve of their daughter [[DatingWhatDaddyHates marrying the son of a gay couple]]. The only reason he tries to "hide" Albert is because any attempt for him to pass as straight would [[NoSell be in vain]]. Played straight with Barbara's parents, however.
1st Mar '17 12:46:56 PM NWolfman
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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Subverted. Val isn't embarrassed by either of his fathers, and even brags that he's the only person in his fraternity who "doesn't come from a broken home." He's only wary that his girlfriend's [[HeteronormativeCrusader hyper-conservative parents]] won't approve of their daughter [[DatingWhatDaddyHates marrying the son of a gay couple]]. The only reason he tries to "hide" Albert is because any attempt for him to pass as straight would [[NoSell be in vain]].

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Subverted. Val isn't embarrassed by either of his fathers, and even brags that he's the only person in his fraternity who "doesn't come from a broken home." He's only home," but is wary that his girlfriend's [[HeteronormativeCrusader hyper-conservative parents]] won't approve of their daughter [[DatingWhatDaddyHates marrying the son of a gay couple]]. The only reason he tries to "hide" Albert is because any attempt for him to pass as straight would [[NoSell be in vain]].
1st Mar '17 12:46:11 PM NWolfman
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* AmazinglyEmbarassingParents: Subverted. Val isn't embarrassed by either of his fathers, and even brags that he's the only person in his fraternity who "doesn't come from a broken home." He's only wary that his girlfriend's [[HeteronormativeCrusader hyper-conservative parents]] won't approve of their daughter [[DatingWhatDaddyHates marrying the son of a gay couple]]. The only reason he tries to "hide" Albert is because any attempt for him to pass as straight would [[NoSell be in vain]].

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* AmazinglyEmbarassingParents: AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Subverted. Val isn't embarrassed by either of his fathers, and even brags that he's the only person in his fraternity who "doesn't come from a broken home." He's only wary that his girlfriend's [[HeteronormativeCrusader hyper-conservative parents]] won't approve of their daughter [[DatingWhatDaddyHates marrying the son of a gay couple]]. The only reason he tries to "hide" Albert is because any attempt for him to pass as straight would [[NoSell be in vain]].
1st Mar '17 12:45:54 PM NWolfman
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* AmazinglyEmbarassingParents: Subverted. Val isn't embarrassed by either of his fathers, and even brags that he's the only person in his fraternity who "doesn't come from a broken home." He's only wary that his girlfriend's [[HeteronormativeCrusader hyper-conservative parents]] won't approve of their daughter [[DatingWhatDaddyHates marrying the son of a gay couple]]. The only reason he tries to "hide" Albert is because any attempt for him to pass as straight would [[NoSell be in vain]].



* DatingWhatDaddyHates: What kicks off the plot. Val is scared that his girlfriend's hyper-conservative parents wouldn't allow her to marry the son of a gay couple.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "A woman is said to be worth her weight in hens, and a man's wealth is measured by the [[ItMakesSenseInContext size of]] [[StealthPun his cock.]]" Kind of to be expected, since Robin Williams gave the trope its name. It's lampshaded as Armand immediately gets a rather subdued OhCrap look on his face as he realizes how it could be taken, and quickly excuses himself.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Spoken by the [[Creator/RobinWilliams man who coined the phrase]], no less. {{Lampshaded}} when Albert [[OhCrap suddenly realizes what he's just said]] and excuses himself.
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"A woman is said to be worth her weight in hens, and a man's wealth is measured by the [[ItMakesSenseInContext size of]] [[StealthPun his cock.]]" Kind of to be expected, since Robin Williams gave the trope its name. It's lampshaded as Armand immediately gets a rather subdued OhCrap look on his face as he realizes how it could be taken, and quickly excuses himself.]]"
23rd Feb '17 2:29:14 PM KingClark
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* MoralGuardians: Senator Keeley co-created the "Coalition for Moral Order". The group is the reason they suddenly visit Val's family, as his co-founder dies in the bed of [[CrossesTheLIneTwice an underage, black prostitute.]]

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* MoralGuardians: Senator Keeley co-created the "Coalition for Moral Order". The group is the reason they suddenly visit Val's family, as his co-founder dies in the bed of [[CrossesTheLIneTwice [[CrossesTheLineTwice an underage, black prostitute.]]prostitute]].
14th Feb '17 4:53:42 AM 06tele
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** Agador's soup isn't all that different from Arabic ''shakshouka'', a spicy stew of tomatoes and peppers with eggs broken into it (in Turkey the same dish is called ''menemen'') and also has a family resemblance to Spanish ''pisto'', which is a bit like a ratatouille served with a fried egg. The basic principle is sound; presumably Agador just can't cook.

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** Agador's soup isn't all that different from Arabic ''shakshouka'', a spicy stew of tomatoes and peppers with eggs broken into it (in Turkey the same dish is called ''menemen'') and also has a family resemblance to Spanish ''pisto'', which is a bit like a ratatouille served with a fried egg. The Neither of these include seafood, but the basic principle is sound; presumably the shrimps and the eggs just got overcooked all to hell, or maybe Agador just can't cook.
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